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Cleopatra's Sister

 
 
 
 
Cleopatra's Sister
Author: Penelope Lively
ISBN 13: 9780060922177
ISBN 10: 60922176
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: 1994-04-13
Format: Paperback
Pages: 281
List Price: $13.99
 
 

A palaeontologist by choice—and perhaps due to the accidental discovery of a fossil fragment on the north coast of England when he was six years old—Howard Beamish is flying to Nairobi on a professional mission when his plane is forced to land in an imaginary country called Callimbia. On assignment to write a travel piece for Sunday magazine, journalist Lucy Faulkner is on the same flight. What happens to Howard and Lucy in Callimbia is one of those accidents that determine fate, that can bring love and take away joy, that reveal to us the precariousness of our existence and the trajectory of our lives.